Vulture apologizes that we did not set up some sort of countdown siren Tumblr or alert you in any other way to the fact that Hunger Games tickets went on sale yesterday. But they did, and apparently the public was very aware of that fact — so much so that Katniss and Co. beat the Twilight: Eclipse record for first-day online advance ticket sales. People continue to be excited about this movie! And so do we. Okay, now everyone go write a thank-you email to the teenage cousin who bought the tickets so you could maintain plausible deniability. "Yeah, I have a ticket, but only because my 15-year-old cousin really wanted to go." You're covered.